Kansas City Royals defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-3

As much as he wanted to get back to the big leagues, Kansas City pitcher Leo Nuñez might have given some thought to ignoring the phone call informing him he was coming to Boston to face the Red Sox last night.

Nuñez hadn't been back to the Fens since Aug. 4, 2005, when he was summoned in relief to pitch with the bases loaded. He gave up a three-run double to Edgar Renteria, walked the next two batters, then gave up a grand slam to Jason Varitek.

Without retiring a ba...